Each year the Unions Tasmania Womens' Committee co-ordinates the Anna Stewart Memorial Project. The aim is to increase women's involvement in the union movement through training.

Over eight days the participants spend a day with their union to see and experience how it is organised as well as spending a day with another union.  

The program is a very busy one with visits to Parliament House, Fair Work Australia, the Anti-Discrimination Commission as well as education sessions, videos, presentations and meetings with women in leadership positions.

The Anna Stewart Memorial Program provides the opportunity to become involved in the union office and in meetings with members, officials, other unions; attend formal union training and learn about tribunals and organisations that impact on the lives of members and workers.

In the 2011 Program, 9 women from various unions participated.  Their project theme was Domestic Violence in the Workplace.

From left: Lyndal Schneider, Anneke Davies, Donna Johnston, Leana Mitchell, Erica Noakes, Sharon Swards, Catherine Kirkman, Kylie Timms and Veronica Young.

During the eight day program the participants researched Domestic or Family Violence and it's impact in the workplace.  As a result of the research the participants developed a tri-fold brochure for use in workplaces as well as a short video.

The brochure can be seen in the below attachment.  

Thank you to all involved in the 2011 program.

If you would like further information about the Anna Stewart Program contact your union's representative on the Unions Tasmania Women's Committee (or contact Unions Tasmania).